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Things You Need To Know About Autism

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Many people in Ghana still associate children with Autism as a curse but not a condition hence most parents with such children normally don't bring their children to the public because of fear of what they will say of them. Today I want us to get to know what is Autism, the symptoms, and the Causes.

What is autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a broad term used to describe a group of neurodevelopmental disorders.

These disorders are characterized by problems with communication and social interaction. People with ASD often demonstrate restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped interests or patterns of behavior.

ASD is found in individuals around the world, regardless of race, culture, or economic background. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC).Trusted Source

, autism does occur more often in boys than in girls, with a 4 to 1 male-to-female ratio.

The CDC estimated in 2014 that nearly 1 in 59 children have been identified with ASD.

There are indications that instances of ASD are on the rise. Some attribute this increase to environmental factors. However, experts debate whether there’s an actual increase in cases or just more frequent diagnoses.

What are the different types of autism?

The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and is used by clinicians to diagnose a variety of psychiatric disorders.

The fifth and most recent edition of the DSM was released in 2013. The DSM-5 currently recognizes five different ASD subtypes or specifiers. They are:

with or without accompanying intellectual impairment

with or without accompanying language impairment

associated with a known medical or genetic condition or environmental factor

associated with another neurodevelopmental, mental, or behavioral disorder

with catatonia

Someone can be diagnosed with one or more specifiers.

Before the DSM-5, people on the autism spectrum may have been diagnosed with one of the following disorders:

autistic disorder

Asperger's Syndrome

pervasive development disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS)

childhood disintegrative disorder

It’s important to note that a person who received one of these earlier diagnoses hasn’t lost their diagnosis and won’t need to be reevaluated.

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